Quote Originally Posted by Aristophanes View Post
Kimber Kable BiFocal XL Speaker Cables
That's just a cheap cable.

8AG consists of sixteen silver conductors (white and clear jackets) that utilize Kimber's proven braiding technique. The insulating dielectric is high pressure/low temperature extruded Teflon. The individual conductors are hyper-pure and arranged in VariStrand conductor geometry.
Prices start at $5760.00
That's more like it. Probably sounds about $10 better than using ordinary heavy duty stranded copper cable.

As you might know (link below) I sometimes build valve (tube) based equipment for recording (for friends rather than commercially). I do not use expensive gold plated sockets or oxygen free copper insulated with powdered hen's teeth mixed with unicorn tears. I prefer to use ordinary components.

If you listen to records made between the 1940s and the 1970s, they sound great and were recorded with very simple equipment with tin/lead soldered joints, tin plated connectors and ordinary copper wire.